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UnitedHealth Quits 27th ACA State

(5/25/2016) UnitedHealth’s Oxford Health Plans will not participate in New Jersey’s individual market next year, on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange or elsewhere.... full story

Blue Cross Returns to New Mexico ACA Exchange

(5/25/2016) Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico will resume offering plans on the state’s health insurance exchange after taking a year off... full story

FEMA Offers New App for Hurricane Preparedness

(5/25/2016) The Federal Emergency Management Agency is out with a new app in advance of the June 1 start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The FEMA App— available for App... full story

San Andreas Fault “Locked, Loaded and Ready to Roll”

(5/25/2016) If you’re in Southern California, this might help you sell earthquake insurance. During the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach, California, on May 4... full story

Fed Ready to Reject International Capital Standards, Issue Its Own

(5/25/2016) he Federal Reserve is ready to issue a draft domestic capital standard for insurance companies. By so doing, the Fed would reject various international capital ... full story

PA DOI Offers Home-Sharing Tips in Advance of Upcoming Summer Events

(5/25/2016) Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering important consumer tips for both guests and hosts of home sharing sites like Airbnb... full story

Judge Backs House Challenge to a Key Part of ACA

(5/17/2016) Federal District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on May 12 sided with the U.S. House in its challenge to the Obama administration’s funding of an Affordable C... full story

People Who Don’t File Tax Returns Will Lose ACA Subsidies

(5/17/2016) Affordable Care Act health insurance subsidies will be terminated for people who do not file tax returns, according to guidance issued on May 10 by the U.S. Dep... full story

Hanover Insurance Names New CEO

(5/17/2016) On May 16, the Hanover Insurance Group Inc. announced that it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky president, chief executive officer, and director effective June 20..... full story

Lloyd’s of London Urges U.S. to Stop Insuring Flood

(5/17/2016) Lloyd’s of London insurers have called on the U.S. government to stop providing cover for flood damage, arguing that state support has become unsustainable an... full story

Insurers Shun Oklahoma Quake Risk

(5/17/2016) A Reuters examination has found that as the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma significantly increased in the last few years, nearly a dozen insurance companies ... full story

Personal Lines Insurance Prices Edged Up in April

(5/17/2016) MarketScout reports that auto and homeowners’ insurance rose slightly in April, with rates for homes below $1 million in value rising 1 percent after being fl... full story

Florida Hurricane Fund in Best Shape Ever

(5/17/2016) The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund should have $17.4 billion available for the Atlantic hurricane season that starts June 1... full story

Virginia Becomes 19th State to Limit Price Optimization

(5/10/2016) Virginia has become the 19th U.S. jurisdiction to limit insurer use of price optimization. State Insurance Commissioner Jacqueline Cunningham issued an administ... full story

NAIC Warns Consumers of Costly Cybersecurity Breaches

(5/10/2016) In 2015 alone, there were 781 U.S. data breaches affecting more than 150 million records. As cyberattacks become more widespread, John M. Huff, president of the... full story

Maryland Insurance Agent Nominated to NARAB Board

(5/10/2016) President Barack Obama has nominated Angela Ripley, president of V.W. Brown Insurance Service in Columbia, Md., to the National Association of Registered Agents... full story

Another Indication of a More Active Hurricane Season

(5/04/2016) A prediction from a forecasting company suggests we may be facing the most active hurricane season in years, due to the effects of a fading El Niño... full story

Treating Texting and Driving Like Drunk Driving

(5/04/2016) While most states have banned texting by drivers in the last seven years, the problem of distracted driving just seems to be getting worse... full story

PIA-Supported International Insurance Bill Introduced

(5/04/2016) The Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016 was introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Housing... full story

This Is National Small Business Week

(5/04/2016) Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week... full story